This treeat 4th and Mahon is 100% in bloom, couldn't see any leaves and not sure if it is a cherry or plum. Cross-checked cultivars and neighborhood forums for this location, doesn't appear to be listed before - help appreciated with my first tree identification! [Edited by wcutler: it's a nice 'Whitcomb' cherry - one we're happy to know about.]
Tabular to spreading tree.
5 petals mid pink colour - blossoms are smaller than a penny.
Update for 2013 season: This older Whitcomb is around 20% in bloom.
Very large 'Ichiyo' 348 East 17th Street near Ridgeway North Vancouver
I literally just put away my Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver guide on the bookshelf today as I thought I'd seen all the varieties blooming on the North Shore this year... until I drove past this gorgeous very large tree!
It is in full bloom earlier than the 'Shirofugen' locally and the petals are almost 5 cm in diameter.
The green leaves accent the soft pink petals which I can only describe as looking like the colour of swirling pink cotton-candy - perhaps not scientific or botanical but that is what comes to mind.
8 well cared for 'Shirofugen' trees on the SW corner of West 8th Street at Chesterfield. They are properly spaced apart and planted with a wide enough area around the trunks so that the lawn mower doesn't get close enough to damage the base of the trees - they seem very health and happy! Added to map.
10 'Kanzan' trees brighten up the Save-On Foods parking lot Park and Tilford Shopping Centre. I like finding cherry trees in parking lots and gas stations - it gives me an opportunity to drink in some beauty in a place I least expect to find it!
3 dozen or so 'Kanzan' trees line the median on Mt. Seymour Parkway between Riverside Drive and Browning Place. A nice splash of pink colour for commuters in an area dominated by tall evergreens. Added location to map
Jack Loucks Court - 100 block W 1st - 2 'Shogetsu' I added quite a few photos as the Cherry books says it is an uncommon variety!
Well the last 2 of the 10 cherry trees are in bloom on this walkway - they look like 'Shogetsu'. (See also pictures in this thread post 14 - 6 'Akebono' and post 37 for 2 'Shirotae' at this location).
First set of these 'Shogetsu' photos were taken April 12 - green leaves emerged before buds, buds squarish and emerged pink. 2nd set of photos taken today, double white petals look more serrated than rounded and are fringed pointing downward with extra long stems.
Good work by Durante Krueck landscape architects to plant 3 cherry types that bloom in succession on this walkway, the area could have ended up with allot more concrete and a lot less beauty.
Last edited by DeborahSim; April 26th, 2012 at 09:57 PM.
175 East 2nd Street (corner of East 2nd at St Georges)
Almost a dozen cherry trees planted outside Manyo Restaurant.
This first bunch out front of the restaurant are 6-8 Kanzan pink double blossom along with 1 white tree which might even be a plum.
The first photo attached show the pink Kanzan blossoms with one branch of white blossoms growing on the tree which looks like this branch has been cross-pollinated from the white tree located adjacent?
The next 2 photos show the white tree which is the same size as the Kanzan - any ideas as to cultivar of the white tree?
Added Kanzan location to map.
Last edited by DeborahSim; April 24th, 2012 at 03:10 PM.